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fire was coming out of. so pg&e has their own shutoff that are in the street for this kind of thing and it worked out find. >> reporter: the battalion chief was talking about a gas line rupture happening while they were battling the flames. pg&e said the fire broke the gas stop. so pg&e was called in to shut off the gas. pg&e crews were mopping up in the area. arson investigators will return to determine the cause. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. three members and one family died in a weekend fire in east san jose. a couple and their 4-year-old granddaughter were trapped on the upper floor. firefighters arrived in just minutes but the entire building was already engulfed in flames. >> this fire somehow got a really big head start on us.
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it burned hot and it burned very fast. it consumed most of the apartment even within a three minute response time for us. >> the two victims had lived in the complex for about 20 years. their granddaughter also died. and another family member was reported to be in intensive care. two other people suffered smoke inhalation including a san jose police officer who tried to help those victims. a new health problem for secretary of state hillary clinton. she is in a hospital in new york this morning with a blood clot. her doctors discovered the clot yesterday in a follow-up exam following a concussion she suffered earlier this month. her spokesman says the clot is related to the concussion. but he is not saying where the clot is located. she is being treated now with anticoagulants and will stay in the hospital for the next couple of days. 15 hours and counting down. the fiscal negotiations in washington are really coming down to the wire now. cbs news's danielle nottingham
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joins us live from d.c., where the house is set to convene in an hour. >> reporter: good morning. the senate will reconvene a couple of hours after that. and over the weekend, the senate's two top leaders couldn't work out a deal, so they asked vice president joe biden to step in and try to help. and with just hours to go until this deadline, it's unclear if we'll see a deal today. lawmakers left the capital sunday night without a deal but leaders from both parties expressed their willingness to continue working. >> there's still significant distance between the two sides. but negotiations continue. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: some progress was made sunday when republicans dropped a proposal to slow social security growth. but the main sticking upon the between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax
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increases. president obama campaigned on raising taxes on income over $250,000. while many congressional republicans have pushed back against any tax increases. president obama is placing the blame for the impasse on the gop. >> they say that their biggest priority is making sure we deal with the deficit in a serious way. but the way they're behaving is that their only provide or the is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. >> reporter: but senators say there is some movement on the issue. >> there's a lot of give and take going on right now. but republicans don't want to see new revenues -- in other words, democrat tax increases -- being used for new spending. >> reporter: the president has said if there is no deal by the end of the day, the senate should draw up legislation to extend the bush-era tax cuts for the middle class. >> there should be an up-or- down vote. everybody have should a right to vote on that. if republicans don't like it, they can vote no. but i actually think there's a majority support for making sure that middle class families
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are held harmless. >> reporter: a white house proposal to increase he is stat taxes also held up negotiations over the weekend. now, if the senate is able to come up with a bipartisan agreement today, it still has to get through the republican- controlled house. live on capitol hill, danielle nottingham, back to you. >> time is counting down, danielle. so what happens if lawmakers don't major the deadline? >> reporter: if they don't, we see $500 billion in tax increases and that will affect almost every american's tax rates. we'll also see unemployment benefits expire for millions and also, those automatic spending cuts, those will affect the defense department, other federal agencies. so there are some immediate effects here, michelle. >> we're looking at some live pictures now of the house floor. tell me, what will the president do if the senate cannot come up with an
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agreement? >> reporter: well, the president says if senators reid and mcconnell can't bring him an agreement, that he is going to ask senator reid to bring up his own plan it extend the bush- era tax cuts for the middle class and also to save the unemployment benefits. he is going to bring it up for an up-or-down vote. he says if republicans don't want it they should say no, but the public should know. >> we'll have to see what happens. danielle nottingham live in washington, thank you. and remember, you can keep track of the fiscal talks anytime by logging on to our website, cbssf.com. what do they say, work expands to fill the available time? hopefully they can get it done because it's new year's eve. we have things to do tonight, don't we? >> yeah >> you'll be sleeping. >> like go to sleep and take some medicine. >> what are we going to be doing? >> homing that i don't hear all those -- hoping that i don't
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hear all those fireworks tonight. it should be a in this new year's eve although we are starting out very cold this morning. out the door, frost showing up in the valleys. still a couple of passing clouds outside. you see more clouds off the coast, likely moving in throughout the day today so we are going to see a mix of sun and clouds. otherwise not too bad although a little chilly if you are stepping outside. temperatures down to 31 degrees in concord. 29 degrees now in santa rosa and 33 very chilly in san jose. i think as we head toward the afternoon we are going to keep those numbers on the cool side. highs only in the upper 40s and the low 50s. there is some rain in the forecast. we'll tell you more about that in a moment. an accident cleared off the bay bridge. a couple of lanes were blocked past treasure island but the traffic is so light there was no delay. as you can see approaching the pay gates your cruising toward san francisco. i don't expect metering lights today. but we'll let you know if they turn them on.
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elsewhere we sent our camera crew this morning to 280 in mariposa and you can see the skyline of san francisco in the distance. both directions at the limit 280. to the maps other live traffic cams was, golden gate bridge no problems on any of our bridges. mass transit ace train no service for the new year's eve day holiday. new year's eve and new year's day. muni, caltrain and vta all offering free rides later on tonight for new year's eve. ferry service and muni on a holiday schedule. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. the search is on for the killer of a 15-year-old girl who was shot at an east oakland housing complex yesterday afternoon at 66th avenue and lion way. police say it appears the victim was walking with a group of people when a gunman opened fire. a 14-year-old boy was also shot but his injuries are not life- threatening. witnesses telling police the shooter appeared to be between
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13 and 16 years old. it brings oakland's homicide total to 131 for 2012. that is a 27% increase from 2011. here in san francisco, 67 murders for the year, a one- third increase over 2011. san jose's 45 relatively low for a city of its side but still 12.5% higher than last year. police think the driver who crashed into a concord funeral home was involved in a street race. a 16-year-old was behind the wheel of a 1974 chevy nova. police say the teenager was going well over the 40-mile-an- hour speed limit. and apparently he was racing another 16-year-old. a service was just beginning when the car crashed into the ouimet brothers funeral chapel. >> literally five seconds after i had entered the side room we heard what we thought was an earthquake and turned around and saw the car careen through the front of the building. luckily, there was nobody there. i am very grateful to the priest for ushering everybody
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in. >> two teenagers in the car and one man in the funeral home were injured. no one was arrested. the numbers of drunk driving arrests and of fatal accidents are down this holiday weekend compared to last year. the chp made 723 drunk driving arrests since friday night across the state, more than 200 fewer than last year. accidents killed 9 people in california, down from 12 in the same period a year ago. and as elizabeth mentioned, local transit agencies are offering an alternative to driving tonight. caltrain will offer free rides after 11 tonight for passengers riding south from san francisco. muni will offer free rides from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. in san jose and silicon valley all vta bus and light rail will be free between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. bart will extend its service until 3 a.m., but no free
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rides. so you have to pay for bart. >> yeah. be smart. >> yes. the new year has already arrived in sydney, australia [ explosions ] >> take it in. this is video from just over an hour ago. the celebration featured fireworks displays over the harbor bridge and opera house. the party now continues moving west across the globe. it ends tonight in the united states and hawaii and we are how many hours away? >> i don't know how many. >> i don't know. >> i'm not good at math. >> it's creeping up on us. time now 6:11. emergency in the sky. the scare for passengers when an engine panel fell off midflight. >> and the bad guy didn't see this coming. how a bottle of vodka came in handy during an armed robbery. we have the video coming up. >> and start counting your change. the weekend parking perk coming to an end in one bay area city. [ male announcer ] the career landscape of america is changing.
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he really wants to hear those three little words: chevron with techron. care for your car. embankment in eastern orego state police say the bus crh nine people are dead and two dozen others injured after a tour bus plunged down an embankment in eastern oregon. it crashed through a guardrail on i-84 near pendleton yesterday morning before plummetting 1 00 feet. that stretch of freeway was covered with snow and ice at the time. caught on camera the crash of a commercial jetliner in russia. the aftermath, a camera inside a car on amos ceo freeway actually showing the moment of impact on saturday. debris went flying all across the road striking a number of cars there. you can hear the sound. it happened as the plane slammed into the ground short of the runway. five crewmembers were killed.
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there were no passengers on board that plane. a big scare for passengers on a united airlines plane that lost an engine panel and had to turn around. can you imagine? this is a photograph of the engine minus the panel that cam off yesterday morning. the missing piece was found on the runway at kansas city international airport. the plane this just taken off for denver. a radar image shows the plane's path. the pilot circled kansas city for 30 minutes to burn off some fuel. a passenger said the flight attendants were shaken but the plane landed safely, no one was injured. the aircraft is getting a full inspection. not a good sign when the flight attendants are shaken. >> you can see the engine from the window and you're look, oh, my god, you know? that's scary. >> a little scary. >> i bet traffic is light. >> yeah. >> just a get. >> not scary out the . >> we're falling asleep over here in the traffic department. almost nothing going on. we have a fender-bender but as you can see there is no delay
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behind it because there's hardly any cars on the road. northbound 680 approaching highway 237 if you are heading through milpitas, they got one lane blocked northbound. so here is what it looks like outside. we're doing great if you are heading towards the oakland coliseum. no delay out towards the macarthur maze. 280 pretty much every one of our live drive time sensors are showing all green. no chains required on i-80, highway 50 or 88. so mass transit we have been talking a lot about this morning. a lot of different services on a holiday schedule today. and actually bart trains are extended later on tonight for all the new year's eve partiers until 3:00 this morning. they will run longer trains and muni and caltrain also offering free rides. that is traffic. for more on your forecast on this new year's eve and new year's day, here's lawrence. >> have you ever ridden mass transit on new year's eve? >> no.
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but i have on halloween night and it's just -- it's probably the same as halloween. >> i have heard it's spectacular if you want to see a good show. folks, if you want to head out today it is chilly to begin with frost in the valleys couple of passing clouds early on beginning to clear out and the temperatures beginning to drop once again. freezing in some spots inland so watch out for that early on. partly cloudy, a little chilly this morning. mostly sunny skies this afternoon, passing clouds. but the temperatures will stay cool. and it looks like a mostly dry start to the new year, although maybe a storm moving in latter part of the week. right now we have a cold front off the coastline that will drop down a little bit toward the bay area bringing a few clouds but for the most part a mix of sun and clouds as we head toward the afternoon. in fact, around the state, it is going to be very nice and dry. 52 degrees in redding. 51 in sacramento. about 53 degrees in fresno. the high country if you want to go up there just a ton of snow. 31 degrees in lake tahoe, minus 5 for an overnight low. so very chilly in that direction. all right. latest forecast model shows you the clouds passel through as
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the front swings by the coastline. we should stay dry and clouds moving out so new year's eve looks okay around the bay area should be dry for that as well. the temperatures going to stay cool today. highs only in the low 50s in many spots in the south bay. probably only upper 40s and low 50s inland and into the central bay. those temperatures staying in the 50s. so a cool last day of 2012. and staying that way right into 2013. another passing weak system on thursday then a better chance of rain late friday night and into saturday. that's the latest forecast, guys. back to you >> thank you. the new year will bring new expenses for people who park right here in san francisco. starting next weekend, parking meters will operate 7 days a week. the move to sunday meters is expected to mean about $2 million more for the city every year. >> i don't see why they need to do it now. they are already getting you monday through friday and they have you on saturday now and then they're going to get you sunday. what are they going to do nexter, 24 hours a day?
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>> don't give them any ideas. san francisco parking meters will operate from noon to 6 p.m. a store clerk in boston used a bottle of vodka to fight off a robbery suspect. the suspect motioned like he has a gun. he demands cash and a clerk stuffs money into a bag but then another clerk attacks with a bottle. and both employees forced him out of the door. police caught up with the suspect hours later. there's the attack there. it's not clear if he ever had a gun or not. but the clerk got him pretty good. he is probably dealing with a severe headache. >> he got him really well. >> left-handed whack there. it is 6:20. bouncing back from a rocky 1st quarter. a big win for the 9ers over at candlestick park. >> plus the broncos blast past the chiefs. the fantastic play that earns our play of the day. >> what team? >> the broncos! >> what's cool about your school? you can submit your nominations at our website, cbssf.com/coolschool. we would love to hear from you
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saying good-bye to 2012, looking like a great night to view the fee. if you are headed out, grab a jacket. partly cloudy and cool on this new year's eve. >> a lot of folks have the day off. here's the golden gate, bay bridge and the dublin interchange commute. we do have an accident in milpitas on northbound 680. so we'll have "timesaver traffic" coming up. the 9ers fell behind 6-0 to the cardinals but colin kaepernick connected with michael crabtree and gets the 9ers on the board and they go up by one. go to the 3rd quarter, same
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combo, kaepernick crabtree touchdown. we love it. and frank gore ran for a score in the fourth, the 9ers have a bye for the first round of the play-offs. >> the western division champions, that means a lot to us and to our players and i congratulate them for getting that done. >> that they did. the niners beat the cardinals 27-13. quarterback terrelle pryor got his first nfl start yesterday for the raiders at san diego. the chargers were up 10-0 in the 2nd quarter when he got his first career touchdown, a pass to darrius heyward-bey but san francisco won 24-21. oakland finishes the year 4-12. play of the day, in the nfl peyton manning what a year he has had and what a catch. demaryius thomas can you say
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one-handed and reels that baby back in beautiful catch. the broncos beat the kansas city chiefs 38-3. i think they are the number one seed in the afc play-offs. >> home field advantage throughout the play-offs. >> they have won 11 in a row thanks to peyton manning. the "fiscal cliff" deadline hours away but talks are stalled. can lawmakers reach a deal in time? >> plus a car careens into a packed funeral home over the weekend. what the teens in the cars were doing before impact. >> we're live in san francisco, where arson investigators will be looking into a suspicious house fire. we'll tell you what made things dangerous for firefighters. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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new year's eve. i m michelle griego.
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and i'm frank mallicoat. tis 6-- developing news from san francisco... ars good morning. it's monday, december 31. new year's eve, i'm michelle griego. >> is it new year's eve? >> it is. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:30 on the nose now. we have developing news here in san francisco. arson investigators are looking into a suspicious house fire. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is live in the excelsior district where a gas leak made things difficult for crews. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. the cause of this fire is still under investigation. but firefighters told me earlier it raised eyebrows with them because it spread so quickly. the fire started in a home near athens street and peru just before 1:00 this morning. the fire spread fast throughout the home, and firefighters worked against the clock to contain it. but crews say they faced one major challenge. >> what we got here is the entire house was on fire. we were able to contain that and control it. but the gas line also ruptured on us at the shutoff.
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so we were unable to shut it off. we had to call pg&e who brought in their heavy equipment. >> reporter: the gas rupture caused flames to shoot up to 10 feet high, but firefighters say they were able to get it under control. pg&e says it was the fire that caused the gas line to rupture. as far as the residents are concern, we know three people have been displaced as a result of this fire. and two people were taken to a local hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. a couple and their 4-year- old granddaughter were killed in a weekend fire in west san jose. firefighters arrived within minutes to the two-story townhome on bridgeport court but the entire building was already engulfed in flames. another family member was reported to be in intensive care. two other people suffered smoke inhalation including a san jose police officer who tried to help those victims. search is on for the killer of a 15-year-old girl who was shot at an east oakland housing complex yesterday afternoon at
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66th and lion. it appears the victim was walking with a group of people when a gunman opened fire. 14-year-old boy was also shot. but his injuries are not considered life-threatening. witnesses tell the police the shooter was between 13 and 16 years old. secretary of state hillary clinton is under observation at an new york hospital this morning because of a blood clot. her doctors discovered the clot yesterday in a follow-up exam following a concussion she suffered earlier this month. her spokesman says the clot is related to the concussion but he is not saying exactly where that clot is located. she is being treated now with anticoagulants and will stay in the hospital for the next couple of days. 6:32 now. it's just 14.5 hours from that big deadline for the nation's lawmakers to avoid the dreaded "fiscal cliff." we have a live picture from the u.s. capital where the house just reconvened just a short tim ago. a source telling the "associated press" the democrats have offered to
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extend tax cuts for families making up to $450,000 a year and individuals that are making $400,000 a year. the president originally wanted the tax cuts to be extended only for families making up to $250,000 a year. for more on the down-to-the wire talks here's andrew spencer. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it that i find disgusting and reprehensible which i may have to swallow in the name of compromise. >> reporter: a rare sunday session on capitol hill. >> senate will come to order. >> reporter: as lawmakers work on avoiding the so-called "fiscal cliff." talks briefly hit a, quote, major setback on sunday over social security benefits according to a democratic source. but both sides agree to push forward. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is apparently that person for senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. top level sources say the two are taking over talks. if nothing is resolved by midnight tonight, tax rakes for
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all americans will increase. democrats say it means about $2,000 for the average middle class family. >> one mom said to me in michigan, that's four months groceries. that's commuting back and forth to work in gas for up to three years. i mean, that's a lot of money. >> reporter: democrats want higher taxes on families earning $250,000 a year and over. republicans want tax rates to stay where they are. taxes seem to be the biggest obstacle to a compromise but others want to see government spending put in check. >> the president is doing nothing about the addiction of his administration that he has to spending. he's the "spender-in-chief." >> reporter: president obama says he is willing to do that. >> i offered over a trillion dollars in additional spending cuts so that we would have $2 of spending cuts for every $1 of increased revenue. >> the senate is in recess. >> reporter: the senate reconvenes this morning so as americans celebrate the beginning of 2013, they may wake up wishing it were 2012 when they had more money in their pockets. i'm andrew spencer reporting.
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and just to clarify, that midnight deadline is 9 p.m. pacific time. you can keep track of the fiscal talks anytime all day long by logging on to our website, cbssf.com. it's 6:35 right now. why don't we get a look at weather with meteorologist lawrence karnow. >> we have to get him out of his chair. he is sitting over there, you know, relaxing with his slippers on. get to work! >> i was watching all the fireworks in sydney. i was having a great time. happy new year! >> happy new year. >> can't believe it's that i am too of year again. here we go. a cold start to the day though if you are headed out the door. we have some chilly temperatures, frosty conditions showing up in some of the valleys. couple of passing clouds outside but even those are beginning to clear out a bit. i think as we head through the day, we'll see a mix of sun and clouds and cool temperatures. but really a mostly dry start to the new year. the one examination i think as we get toward the end of the wook a chance of showers does make a return but for today, high pressure sitting overhead. a weak ridge, so a lot of these clouds going to dump over the top of the ridge.
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still, these temperatures are going to stay way down. highs this afternoon only expected to be in the upper 40s and the low 50s around the bay area. across the state you will see 50s into the central valley lots of sunshine toward fresno high country though only 31 degrees for the expected high in lake tahoe after an overnight low of minus 5 degrees. so some very chilly temperatures if you are headed there. looks like we are going to see a couple of passing clouds outside today, otherwise it should stay dry and new year's eve if you are heading out looking good. the fireworks displays mostly clear conditions in many spots well inland. the temperatures going to look like this. we are going to keep numbers cool. 50s around the bay area. and that continues to be the east bay, as well. and it looks like those cool temperatures in the north bay too. that is a look at weather. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we are getting word of reports of black ice now on san pablo dam road. this is right by san pablo reservoir. there was an accident just reported approaching inspiration point trail. so again, black ice reported in that stretch and on san pablo dam road towards orinda, as
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well. this is another accident we have been following, one, possibly two lanes blocked northbound 680 approaching highway 237. this is in milpitas. traffic has been so light, we have not seen much of a delay at all. 880 the nimitz as you past the coliseum looks good and a quick brick check. golden gate bridge traffic fine heading into san francisco. bay bridge no delay, no metering lights. back to you guys. police say it was apparently a street race that led to a car crashing into a funeral home in concord. a 16-year-old was behind the wheel of a 1974 chevy nova. police say the teenager was going well over the 40-mile-an- hour speed limit and apparently racing another 16-year-old. a service was just beginning when the car crashed into ouimet brothers funeral chapel. >> literally five seconds after i had entered the side room, we heard what we thought was an earthquake and turned around and saw the car careen through the front of the building.
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luckily, there was nobody there. i am very grateful to the priest for ushering everybody in. >> two teenagers in the car and one man in the funeral home were injured. so far, no arrests have been made. 6:38 now. the chp will be out in force tonight cracking down on new year's eve partiers. for the first two days of the holiday weekend, dui arrests and fatal accidents are actually down compared to last year. chp made 723 drunk driving arrests since friday night across the state. that's more than 200 fewer than last year. accidents killed 9 people in california. that's down 12 in the same period a year ago. and local transit agencies are offering alternatives to driving tonight. caltrain will offer free rides after 11:00 for passengers riding south from san francisco. muni will offer free rides from 8 p.m. until 6:00 tomorrow morning. down in san jose, in the silicon valley, all vta bus and light rail will be free between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. bart, by the way, will extend
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its service until 3:00, so you can use bart but no free right. you have to buy a ticket. there's a move to make a dangerous san francisco intersection safer for bike riders. a committee suggests a change in 12th and market streets. "the examiner" reports. to have a button added to the signal system for bike riders. they could press it and get the signal to turn green for them. a high-profile marin county mansion has been sold. are you disappointed? >> heartbroken. >> 15,000-acre home on belvidere island was to be auctioned off on sunday with a starting bid of $25 million. but auction consultant guy masters told the "san francisco chronicle" that the developer instead accepted an undisclosed offer from a buyer. >> hm. >> oh, well. >> oh, well. good will is gearing up for its busiest single day for donations. it's the last day people can donate goods and still qualify for tax deductions for 2012. so at its main location in san
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francisco, good will is holding a donate-a-thon featuring live music, snacks and free tickets to the movies and even to the zoo. it starts at 7 a.m. at 1500 mission street so if you have lots of stuff to donate -- >> clean the closets. >> -- get out there. 6:40. new year, new laws. we have a run you of the big changes and they all start tomorrow morning. >> plus a democratic rescue turns to chaos. how nearly a dozen people got trapped in an icy lake. >> and the market opened up about 10 minutes ago. a light day of trading. we have a mixed bag with the early numbers. coming up we'll talk all things money with ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com. stay right there. ,, ,,,,
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county... this is cell phone check out, it's a daring rescue nearly a dozen people landing in some icy water in the mountains in l.a. county. this is cell phone video taken at jackson lake. just south of lancaster. a couple witnessed the person falling through some thin ice after sledding down the hill right into the lake. >> it was hard to watch. it really was. we saw that guy go under three times and the third time we didn't think he was coming back up. >> tried to help only to find themselves falling into the frigid water. everyone in the water eventually was able to get out with a rope. but that looked thin. >> what do you do when you see someone struggling? do you go in after this em? >> that's a hard call. i did the same thing with my brother and he grabbed my hand and pulled me in the water but we're here today! >> you made it. >> we made it through. around the bay area today it's
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a frosty start to the day especially in some of the valleys. clouds passing through overnight. we are looking at a nice new year's eve. a couple of clouds outside with chilly temperatures out the door this evening. it should be a great night to view the fireworks around the bay area. high pressure holding on here, but it's a whack ridge and a lot of these clouds will slide over the top of the ridge today so still some cool temperatures outside. and a lot of passing clouds. around the state 50s in the central valley, 30s and 40s into the high country. i think today your futurecast model will show you passing clouds sliding through. we should stay dry even through the midnight hour. i think we'll stay dry most of the clouds and the rain stays off the coastline so with that in mind, looks look a good end to 2012. plan on 50 cool in concord today 51 in livermore and about 51 in san francisco. looking out to 2013 a mostly dry week ahead the one exception late in the week a chance of rain does return as
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we look toward next weekend. that's a look at weather. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> what there is of it. it is pretty quiet all over on bay area roads. so show you a few live traffic cameras. this is 280 coming into san francisco. you can see the skyline there in the distant. northbound and southbound light volumes this morning. this is how you know it's a holiday the bay bridge. no metering lights, no delay heading into san francisco right now at 6:46. if you are doing some driving this morning, be careful on san pablo dam road. that seems to be the issue so far this morning. chp is reporting black ice. there was an overturn sounds like injury crash in el sobrante. also black ice reported in orinda. possibly a second accident approaching bear creek road so again, that seems to be the problem spot this morning. they are sending emergency crews out to the scene. in the meantime, this accident is now cleared to the right- hand shoulder in milpitas, northbound 680 by 27. we'll have more coming up. in the meantime, back to you guys.
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>> thank you. a new year means a bunch of new laws will take effect. "san francisco examiner" columnist melissa griffin has a look at some of the changes we'll see that start tomorrow. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. happy new year. >> happy new year. >> reporter: the way the state legislature works when they pass laws in a particular session they take effect in january of the following years so laws passed in the 2012 session in sacramento are all starting tomorrow. here are a few you might find interesting. first, certain undocumented immigrants are going to be able to get driver's licenses. so you may recall that last year, the obama administration rolled out something called the "deferred action for childhood arrivals." and that allows people to stay for up to two years if they were brought here under 16 years old if they're in high school or have completed high school, if they're in the military or have completed military service and no criminal records. now, what the new law in california says is that the permits that are going to be issued by the federal government under this program will be be able to be used to
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get driver's licenses. so certain people again if you meet certain criteria will be able to get those licenses. another law that's taking effect is texting law. this new law says that anybody who is texting while driving is totally fine and legal as long as they're not using their hands. so some phones have these voice actvated systems that allow you to voice text. that's going to be okay under the new law. this is a bit controversial because there aren't any studies that say this is any safer than the hands -- >> you still need the finger to hit the voice. >> but. >> reporter: the cop sees you do that you're done. if you are just talking, you're fine. there's also a homeowners bill of rights law that prevents banks from dual tracking which is foreclosing on a house while at the same time refinancing the house. this can be confusing. that's prohibited. and finally, a law aimed directly at the controversial westboro baptist church, it
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will now be a crime to picket within 300 feet of a funeral one hour before, during the funeral and one hour after. >> that is only in california? >> only in california. >> you think that will stop them? >> they say that they are going to abide by the law for now but they are also gearing up for a lawsuit alleging that this is a violation of their first amendment rights. >> can i say this one last time? "fiscal cliff"? [ laughter ] >> that's it. >> never going to say it again. >> no more. >> there's it for 2012. >> are they going to get it done? >> reporter: i used to think they were but then when boehner couldn't get the votes for plan b i thought oh, my god, we're in trouble. >> do your job. >> we'll see what happens. >> melissa, thank you so much. remember, you can find more of melissa's segments on cbssf.com/mornings. time for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell joins us now
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live in new york with the license on the big show. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, frank and michelle. we're talking about secretary of state hillary clinton. she has been hospitalized after doctors found a blood clot so we're going to talk to dr. john lapook about just how serious this may be. also, we're following the last- minute negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff." that's required. is there going to be a deal today? we're all waiting and plus we'll take a look back at the biggest news stories:2012. we'll see you at 7: 00. happy new year. >> happy new year to you, too. thank you so much. well, the last session of the year is under way on wall street. the dow has gained about 700 points in the last 12 months. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com joints us now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. happy new year, everyone. strong manufacturing growth in china fueled most markets this morning. the shanghai composite gained more than 1.5% while hong kong's hang seng lost a fraction and tokyo's nikkei was
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closed for the holiday. today is the last trading day of the year on wall street. investors are keeping a close eye on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. with the deadline at midnight, let's head to wall street see where we stand as investors are watching closely to see what happens. as you can see the dow and the nasdaq are mixed at this point. the dow is down by 23 points. the nasdaq is higher by almost 7 points. ford motors had another banger -- banner year. they said they sold 2.2 million vehicles in the u.s. in 2012. that's up from 2.1 million last year. the ford focus is their most popular model. this is the second year in a row ford has topped two million in sales. the only u.s. car company to do that. and there may not be many happy returns this year especially if you don't have your receipt. the national retail federation says $63 billion worth of presents will be taken back to stores but receipts could be critical in making a return
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successful because many stores are tightening their rules on refunds and exchanges. $63billion. that's a lot of unhappy gifts there that they got, i guess. >> you know what? i'm so surprised, ashley. i haven't had to return anything this year. it's great. >> reporter: no, well you're a very happy person this year, you get what you want. >> i haven't either. >> i get the millionaires hadn't happy. they are not partying. >> reporter: apparently not or if theroux cheap about it. it seems even the wealthiest are looking to scale back. a survey of millionaires found 87% plan to spend less than $200 on new year's eve and 3% say they don't even plan to party at all. i'm not sure if i actually fall in the don't plan to party at all because i'm going to be sitting on the sofa and i have remote all to myself and for me that's a party. >> having a party to me, too. >> if you get up at 2:30, you either stay up all night or go
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to bed at 8:00. >> i'll be playing board games. >> there you go. that's fun. >> cbsmarketwatch.com, have a happy new year, ashley morrison. >> you, too. >> thank you. happy new year. well, the new year has already arrived in new zealand and australia. at 3:00 this morning, our time, fireworks went off from the auckland sky tower in new zealand. then at 5 am apacific time there was a more spectacular display over the harbor bridge and opera house in sydney, australia. the party now is moving west across the world. there is the peopled new year's eve ball in times square. there was a dry run to be sure it's probably where 32,000 l.e.d.s covered with 3,000 waterford crystals will sparkle during the countdown to 2013. 6:53. coming up a final check of your top stories on this new year's eve. >> yeah. plus the secret is out. the exciting news for kanye west and kim kardashian.
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the fire in the excelsior district started about one 6:57. no word on what started a suspicious fire here in san francisco this morning. the fire in the excelsior district started around 1:00 this morning. it damaged a home and sent two people to the hospital. they are expected to be okay, though. the fire department had to call pg&e to the scene because they couldn't shut off the gas to that burning home. secretary of state hillary clinton is under observation in the hospital in new york after doctors discovered a blood clot following a concussion she had earlier this month. a spokesman for clinton says the clot is related to the concussion but he is not saying exactly where the clot is located. 65-year-old clinton is now taking anticoagulants. and the house of representatives will reconvene in about 10 minutes to work on a fiscal solution before
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tonight's big deadline. just a short time ago, the democrats offered to extend tax cuts for families making up to $450,000 a year and individuals making $400,000. president obama originally wanted the tax cuts to be extended only for family making $250,000 annually so they are making a little progress. you know, lawrence said i sounded like rudolph the red- nosed reindeer. >> only when they put the stuff on his nose. >> we feel for you. >> you're not a miss fit. >> you'll need chicken noodle soup today. cold start to the day chilly temperatures heading out. some numbers below freezing so widespread frost showing up in some of the valleys. 20s in toward the santa rosa area. 31 in concord. and 34 degrees in san jose. this afternoon, highs in the 40s and 50s. showers next weekend. >> we are getting reports of
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some black ice on the roads. specifically san pablo dam road. there was an overturn injury crash in the area near el sobrante. reports of black ice in orinda so be careful. all other roads still in the clear this morning. it is nice and light for the new year's eve holiday. bart service extending until 3:00 this morning. >> may i say purple was the perfect chose for new year's eve? >> why? >> becauses wearing purple. [ laughter ] >> sore i are -- >> because you're wearing purple. [ laughter ] >> matchy matchy. >> didn't do it on purpose. kim kardashian is expecting a baby with rapper kanye west. he announced it at a show in atlantic city, new jersey, yesterday. he and kardashian have been dating for 8 months. members of her family are now tweeting the news this morning. kardashian by the way is still married to nba player kris humphries although she filed for divorce about a year ago so congratulations to them. it will be a beautiful baby. >> yeah. and a whole new show coming our way, too. [ laughter ] >> captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, december 31st, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." there's growing concern over the health of hillary clinton after the secretary of state is admitted to the hospital with a blood clot. and less than 24 hours until the nation heads over the fiscal cliff. we'll go to washington to see if lawmakers are any closer to cutting a deal and tell you what will happen if they don't. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. breaking news. hillary clinton will be celebrating the new year from a hospital bed. secretary of state clinton is hospitalized in new york city. >> after doctors